My photographic career spans more than 36 years. I began my career as a black and white darkroom technician after completing the photojournalism program at College of The Canyons in Valencia, California. I was hired by the Newhall Signal Newspaper as a staff photographer and worked my up to Photo Editor before leaving to join the Los Angeles Bureau of the Associated Press as a stringer. While working with the Associated Press I was hired as a lineman with Pacific Bell and in 2001 I decided it was too hard to work all day with Pacific Bell and nights with the AP so I left the AP and continued to work with Pacific Bell until I retired in January of 2018.
I continued to photograph while with Pacific Bell and in 2016 I formed Kevin Karzin Photography LLC. Today I work mainly in the studio, shooting food, products and still life. My love for photojournalism still exists and I routinely photograph sporting events for the local paper and television station.
My current client list includes: The City of Santa Clarita, SCVNews.com, The Signal Newspaper, St. Jude Hospital, The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), Hot Rod Magazine and Car Craft Magazine.
2022 Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition Gold Medalist
2019 Professional Photographers of California Top 10 Photographer
2018 Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition Silver Medalist
2018 Professional Photographers of California Photojournalism Photographer of the Year
2018 Professional Photographers of California Top 10 Photographer
2014 Best of Show - Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association
Professional Photographers of California
Professional Photographers of America
Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County
Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles
Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association
President - Professional Photographers of California
President - Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association